The best places to get an ice cream in Greater Manchester during the heatwave

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The UK is hotting up this week with scorching sunshine set to beam down for the next few days.

It’s believed that the hottest day of the year so far could even be recorded three times over this week and temperatures may get close to 34°C in some parts of the country.

Could there be a more perfect time to grab an ice cream then? Absolutely not.

Greater Manchester is packed with beloved independent ice cream parlours right across the region – some you’re sure to have heard of and a few hidden gems – so there’s plenty of places worth checking out if you’re after a scoop and we thought we’d give a shout out to some of our favourites.

We couldn’t include them all on this list, but we’ve picked out 10 to share with you.

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Northern Eudaimonia

Ancoats

Northern Eudaimonia

Northern Eudaimonia is one of the new kids on the block at Ancoats Marina, but it’s pretty safe to say it’s already gone down a real treat with Mancunians.

Not only do they sell some of the finest real dairy ice cream, but there’s also plenty of vegan options on the menu as well, and if that wasn’t enough, their offering even expands to ice cream for dogs too, so there really is something for everyone.

Northern Eudaimonia is currently open to the public for takeaway services with strict social distancing measures in place.

For opening times and more information, visit their website here.

Northern Eudaimonia6 New Union Street, Cottonfield Warf, Manchester, M4 6FQ.

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Grandpa Greene’s

Saddleworth, Oldham

Grandpa Greene’s

Grandpa Greene’s is an award-winning ice creamery in Diggle with luxury ice cream made in right here in Greater Manchester.

Back in the 1920s, Grandpa Greene made his own ice cream using a churn in the back yard of his corner shop in Salford and today, Grandpa Greene’s has taken his basic recipe and developed it into the finest ice cream that’s handmade the old fashioned way, but with a modern twist too.

Grandpa Greene’s is currently open to the public for takeaway services with strict social distancing measures in place.

For opening times and more information, visit their website here.

Grandpa Greene’s Luxury Ice CreamWard Lane, Diggle, Saddleworth, Oldham, OL3 5JT.

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Holdens & Co.

Bolton & Wigan

Holdens & Co.

Founded in 1929, Holdens & Co. is real gem nestled in the centre of Edgworth village in Bolton and more recently, a second location in Haigh Hall Country Park, Wigan.

Holdens & Co. is a family-run business that cherishes its heritage, whilst bringing new ideas and styles to the fore. The ice cream remains as local and traditional as ever, and the famous recipe for the Holdens Original ice cream hasn’t changed one bit, even with the recent introduction of a diverse and well-loved selection of flavours.

Both Holdens & Co. locations are currently open to the public for takeaway services with strict social distancing measures and one-way systems in place.

For menus and opening times, visit the Holdens & Co. website here.

Holdens & Co.5 Blackburn Road, Edgworth, Bolton, BL7 0BA & Haigh Hall Country Park, Wigan, WN2 1PE.

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Dunham Massey Farm Ice Cream

Altrincham

Dunham Massey Farm Ice Cream is an ever-popular ice creamery located in Altrincham.

Serving up the freshest real dairy ice cream, with an original recipe by owner Dianne, there’s a vast array of flavours to pick from, with Raspberry Pavlova, Cookie Dough, Custard Cream and even Lavender all on the menu.

Dunham Massey Farm Ice Cream is currently open to the public for takeaway services with strict social distancing measures in place.

For opening times and more information, visit their website here.

Dunham Massey Farm Ice CreamAsh Farm, Station Road, Altrincham, WA14 5SG.

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Taste IT

Salford

Taste IT

Taste IT might be one of the best hidden gems on this list.

Located on Blackfriars Street in the city of Salford, Taste IT is an independent family-run business offering a wide selection of the finest traditional Italian gelatos. The owners are so serious about gelato, they even have a degree in it from the Italian School of Gelato, so you know it’s bound to be good.

Taste IT is currently open to the public for takeaway services with strict social distancing measures in place.

For opening times and more information, visit their website here.

Taste IT69 Blackfriars Road, Salford, M3 7DB.

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Mrs P’s Luxury Ice Cream

Ramsbottom, Bury

Mrs P’s Luxury Ice Cream

Mrs P’s Luxury Ice Cream is a little gem set in the heart of Ramsbottom, Bury.

A wide selection of flavours such as Lotus Biscoff, Jammie Dodger, Malteser, Daim Bar and Pear Drop are all on the menu to choose from, as well as the much-loved classics, so you won’t be stuck for choice.

Mrs P’s Luxury Ice Cream is currently open to the public for takeaway services with strict social distancing measures in place.

For opening times and more information, visit their website here.

Mrs P’s Luxury Ice Cream9 Market Place, Ramsbottom, Bury, BL0 9AJ.

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Frederick’s Ice Cream

Wigan & Chorley

Frederick’s Ice Cream

Frederick’s Ice Cream is a North West staple.

Based in nearby Chorley and with a location at the Pavilion in Mesnes Park, Wigan, Frederick’s Ice Cream is ran by passionate Italians who are particularly passionate about making the finest quality luxury ice cream, with over 120 flavours to choose from.

Frederick’s Ice Cream is currently open to the public for takeaway services at both of the aforementioned locations with strict social distancing measures in place.

For menus and opening times, visit the Frederick’s Ice Cream website here.

Frederick’s Ice CreamBolton Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 4AL & Mesnes Park, Wigan, WN1 1TU.

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The Ice Cream Shop at Lodge

Middleton

Birch Farm Ice Cream

The Ice Cream Shop at Lodge is a small shop selling locally-made Artisan ice cream.

It’s located at Lodge Mill, right next to the river in Middleton, Oldham, and serves a wide selection of bold flavours such as Bubblegum, Bakewell Tart, Fruit Cake, Tiramasu and Parma Violet, as well as the classics too.

It also boasts the only riverside seating area in the town, which couldn’t be more perfect with the weather like this.

The Ice Cream Shop at Lodge is currently open to the public for takeaway services with strict social distancing measures in place. For opening times and more information, visit their website here.

The Ice Cream Shop at LodgeLodge Mill, Townley Street, Middleton, Oldham, M24 1AT.

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Milk Maids

Bolton

Milk Maids / Trip Advisor

Milk Maids is an award-winning Artisan ice cream parlour selling the finest gelato made with milk from their own cows at Deardens Farm in Over Hulton, Bolton.

With vast array of flavours to choose from – both classic options and more out-there picks – it’s a much-loved local business that’s currently open to the public for takeaway services with strict social distancing measures in place.

For more information and opening times, visit the Milk Maids website here.

Milk MaidsDeardens Farm, Manchester Road, Over Hulton, Bolton, BL5 1AT.

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The Ice Cream Farm

Tattenhall, Cheshire

The Ice Cream Farm, in Tattenhall near Chester, is one of the North West’s most popular family attractions and it has found a way to serve ice cream in a safe and socially distanced capacity with a drive-thru service.

There’s 30 mouth-watering flavours to choose from and as well featuring the classics that we all know and love, you can also try out some more unique offerings like Jammy Dodger, Turkish Delight and Creme Egg.

The Ice Cream Farm’s drive-thru is open daily from 12pm – 5pm. Please note that the drive-thru service can only welcome cars and cyclists at this time – pedestrians are not permitted.

You can visit the The Ice Cream Farm website here for more information and a full list of flavours.

The Ice Cream FarmNewton Lane, Tattenhall, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 9NE.

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